Veteran Federer expresses joy at form
Roger Federer has spoken of his delight at returning to some of his best form despite being the wrong side of 30.
The 16-times grand slam winner told BBC Sport: "I've shown that after 30 you can play your best tennis, which is nice for everyone."
Recalling that he went from January to November last year without winning a title, Federer is now on a 15-match unbeaten streak after victory at Indian Wells last week and confident he could secure another grand slam.
"I feel like I'm going back a couple of years," he remarked, noting fewer people ask him questions about his age at press conferences now.
Fans enjoying Wimbledon 2012 hospitality packages may be particularly interested to see if Federer can sustain his recent form well enough to win at SW19 again.
Two of Federer's grand slam titles have been at the expense of Andy Murray in the final of the US Open in 2009 and the 2010 Australian Open.
By Sam Smith